Praise for No Shape
Album Of The Week – Triple R
Feature Album – Edge Radio
“… his most realized album yet, a tender and transcendental protest record of love and devotion.” – Pitchfork (8.8, Best New Music)
“Heartfelt, contemporary and very beautiful.” – 4 stars, Rolling Stone
“True to turbulent form, Mike Hadreas jams together moments of euphoric pop beauty with disruptive ugliness in an album of uniformly fantastic tunes.” – The Guardian
““No Shape” pushes both words and music into stranger territory, as Perfume Genius grows brasher and more inward-looking at the same time.” – NY Times
“Hadreas widens the scope of No Shape beyond hearth and home, situating its personal narratives within the pressing political conflicts of today.” – The FADER
“Perfume Genius seemingly grows wings and sails through joyous flights of fancy like Just Like Love or saccharine serenades like Every Night.” – The Music
“Hadreas isn’t afraid to lay himself bare within his songwriting – a trait that listeners will continue to find comfort in.” – Stack
Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) has released the second video from his album No Shape, which is out now on Matador Records / Remote Control Records. ‘Die 4 You’ is directed by Floria Sigismondi(David Bowie, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake) and features artwork by Rosa Verloop.
Of ‘Die 4 You’, Hadreas has said: “This is a love song with a lot of breath-control fetish language, to communicate a willingness to really give yourself to someone completely.” Watch the video via the image below.
Perfume Genius’s 2014 breakout album Too Bright— featuring seismic anthem ‘Queen’ — marked a musical and performative leap that sounds unlike anything before or since. With his new songs, Hadreas goes even further, merging church music, makeout music, R&B, art pop, krautrock, and queer soul into his take on stadium anthems, completing the journey from critically acclaimed underground hero to fully fledged pop auteur.
Of the album, Hadreas says: “I pay my rent. I’m approaching health. The things that are bothering me personally now are less clear, more confusing. I don’t think I really figured them out with these songs. There’s something freeing about how I don’t have it figured out. Unpacking little morsels, magnifying my discomfort, wading through buried harm, laughing at or digging in to the embarrassing drama of it all. I may never come out the other side but it’s invigorating to try and hopefully, ultimately helpful. I think a lot of them are about trying to be happy in the face of whatever bullshit I created for myself or how horrible everything and everyone is.”
Stream / Purchase No Shape: https://perfumegenius.
Perfume Genius ‘Die 4 You’
Perfume Genius – No Shape is out now via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.